Drama. Poetry. Music. Dance. Performance Studies. Environmental Studies. Emerging from a densely layered collaboration between performers, audience, visual environment, and sound, IN WHICH _______ AND OTHERS DISCOVER THE END grapples with the current generation's collective, unconscious anxiety that the world may in the foreseeable future be uninhabitable for humans. Taking inspiration from scientific discoveries (the identification of a new knee ligament, a new class of mathematical shape, the previously unknown mating spot of the blue whale) that are continually updating what we think we know, IN WHICH asks us to acknowledge that we live in a world of uncertainty through an expansive rumination on the ways we embody polarity, mystery, mortality, discovery, and change.
IN WHICH _______ AND OTHERS DISCOVER THE END is a collaboration between performance collective SuperGroup and experimental playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski.
Rachel Jendrzejewski is a writer and interdisciplinary artist who works throughout the U.S. and internationally, most often investigating awareness, embodied experience, and the complexities of "community." She frequently collaborates with dancers, visual artists, musicians, fellow writers, and alleged non-artists to explore new performative vocabularies. Her projects have been developed and/or presented by the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, Public Functionary, Padua Playwrights, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, The Wild Project, A.R.T., and ICA/Boston, among others. Other published plays include ENCYCLOPEDIA (Spout Press) and Amber (in the anthology I Might Be the Person You Are Talking To: Short Plays from the Los Angeles Underground, Padua Playwrights Press). Honors include a Playwrights' Center McKnight Fellowship, Core Writer Residency, and Jerome Fellowship; residencies at the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study and MASS MoCA; and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Network of Ensemble Theaters, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. MFA Playwriting, Brown University.
SuperGroup is the Minneapolis-based performance collaboration of Erin Search-Wells, Sam Johnson, and Jeffrey Wells. Since forming in 2007, SuperGroup has created a variety of performance work, including full-evening dance / theater pieces, durational encounters in public spaces, and short queer cabaret performances across the Twin Cities and nationally. SuperGroup's work has been supported through commissions from the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, and the Southern Theater, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. They received a McKnight Choreography Fellowship in 2017. As independent artists, the three members of SuperGroup perform, write, direct, choreograph, teach, and design in many performance permutations.
Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA